Sesame crusted tofu with teriyaki glaze

Sesame Crusted Tofu with Smoky Teriyaki Glaze

 Sesame crusted tofu with teriyaki glaze


This beautiful dish just explodes in your mouth with flavor and textures ❤️ it is truly one of my favorite recipes on this blog.
Marinated in an Asian marinade and baked to a crisp with a crunchy sesame layer. Topped with a smoky teriyaki glaze.
Doesn't that sound amazing?? It is so simple, and yet so delicious, and may I say, gorgeous!

Try it yourself and let me know how you like it :)

Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

Tofu is the most common source of protein in most vegan diets. Tofu is low in calories but high in protein and fat which make it a great substitute to use in main course dishes. It also contains many important vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, manganese, selenium, and iron.

Sesame seeds
Sesame seeds are a great addition to lots of dishes and that is perfect because they are packed full of fiber, protein, magnesium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants. They also add a great sell when roasted and taste so good!

Poppy Seeds
I love everything with poppy seeds, they go just as great with food as with baked goods and they are a wonderful source for many of your daily nutrients. Poppy seeds are very rich in nutrients, antioxidants, plant fats, and fiber. 10 g of poppy seeds will help you reach 26 % of your daily need for manganese.



  • Try these yummy tofu squares with any other glaze you like, Sweet orange sauce goes great with them for example.

  • For a more unique look, you can use black sesame to crust the tofu, but the flavor will come out different. It is very tasty, but a little more on the bitter side.

  • For a gluten-free version, choose gluten-free soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce.

 Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

Whenever I go into the kitchen, whether it is for cooking or baking, I need to have my music with me. I thought it would be nice to share with you the exact song that describes my feeling towards each recipe. That way you can have a similar experience while cooking... 

Recipe's song:

This recipe is so good, it just grabs you and you can't really stop eating it. In a way, it is calling you, much like Nora Jones in Come Away with Me

Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

Let's start:

Prep time: 12 min.
Soaking time: 4 hrs.
Prep #2 time: 15 min. Baking time: 25 min.
Difficulty: simple Servings36 squares
vegan Sesame crusted tofu with teriyaki glaze bite
Tools: Ingredients: Wet batter: Sesame mixture: Glaze:
  1. Drain the tofu well from any excess liquid.
  2. Mix all the marinade ingredients, the olive oil, soy, teriyaki, onion powder, date syrup, sage, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut each one of drained tofu into 3 long rectangles (total of 6).
  4. Place the tofu and the marinade in the container and let them soak for at least 4 hours in the fridge. Turn the tofu every hour for maximal absorption.  
  5. Mix the batter ingredients until combined. Prepare a plate with the sesame and poppy on the side.
  6. Take the tofu out of the fridge, brush the tofu, using the pastry brush with a nice layer of batter, and place it on the sesame. turn the tofu to all sides to make sure it is well-covered.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the rectangles.
  8. Preheat to 370 F and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  9. Place the covered tofu on the cutting board, cut 1/3 of an inch width slices and, place on a lined baking sheet.
  10. Cut up all the tofu into even squares and then drizzle the rest of the marinade that's left in the container, on top of the squares.
  11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  12. Let the squares cool off a few minutes, before picking them up.
  13. Glaze with your choice of glaze, I used a glaze made from date syrup, teriyaki sauce, and a little liquid smoke.
  14. Enjoy!
vegan Sesame crusted tofu with teriyaki glaze bite
Purple Wildflour Vegan Bakery

vegan Sesame crusted tofu with teriyaki glaze bite

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Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments section :)
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